But, you get one anyway. The Marathon is officially ON! You may know about my obsession with NYC and much of that has to do with the incredible drive that the entire city has. To pull off “the world’s largest marathon” a week after Super Storm Sandy is serious business, y’all.
For my part - I’m heading to NYC tomorrow. That is, if American Airlines and LaGuardia have MY best interests in mind. They won’t. So, that being the case, I don’t care if y’all throw up a travel related prayer for us (me, Mum, and Aunt Betty Dale).
WHILST throwing that prayer up - and more importantly, I’m not as insanely selfish as I sound (yes I am) - don’t forget to continue to pray for the families in the northeast and in Haiti and anywhere the storm hit. There’s some serious devastation from this storm. New York’s resilience can mislead us as to the support they do need.
You can support the victims in more ways than one. Donate if you can. Go through a traditional non-profit that you trust, Red Cross for example. Do some research. I’ll throw this link out there as a start - haven’t vetted this - so do your own research if you want to help: http://abcnews.go.com/US/hurricane-sandy-victims/story?id=17598687#.UJKRlGlEQ6E
LAST - if you made it this far - World Vision is still doing so much good and so much of that comes through the NYC Marathon - you can give directly to World Vision at www.worldvision.org or, if you still haven’t but want to sponsor a child - do so here: www.teamworldvision.org/nycsponsor
There’s that! See ya at the starting line.
1. The Night Before The War
2. I Don’t See You
3. This Year
4. Good Enough
5. I Can’t Remember (What You Can’t Forget)
6. Sin City
7. A Pretty Nice Night For Houston
8. Answers You Already Know
9. Pistols In The Air
10. The Last
11. With Love
And, a cover….
This is serious. I might have a Fauss crush after seeing this album cover. #might
— Nora Efron
Obviously I’m 30 and all this shiz is not done. SLOWLY checking things off. My goal is to try to get it all done in my 30th year. So, there you have it.
Latest update is that my new job basically runs my life. I’m loving it, and it’s exhausting.
AND FOR THE BIG NEWS, that you didn’t know was coming, I’m running in the ING NYC Marathon, Nov. 4th. Pretty excited about that.
30 dinner dates with 30 friends
Run (or walk) 30 miles a week - done and happening. Marathon training in full effect.
Start taking voice lessons again (This kinda happened. I’ll explain later)
Audition for something vocal related and/or join a local choir of some sort
Float with Crystal - Done - Weird. Love CNeill.
Write 30 letters to 30 different people and mail them
Take a French cooking class - Done. SO much fun.
Go horseback riding
Write down every memory I have of my dad – Work in progress. Great and horrible at the same time.
Road trip and spend the weekend in Marfa, TX
Write the story that I’ve been thinking about writing for years, and then see if it’s any good
Write the first act of a musical (Lord knows if I’ll be able to pull this off)
Participate in an adventure race
Try to get something published, or at least rejected
Learn to REALLY sew
Learn to drive a stick shift – YEP
Set up a microloan with Kiva - DONE.
Audition for Survivor or Amazing Race (if my sis will do it with me)
Sleep under the stars again – The plan for this is in the works.
Be patient with everyone – BAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA. HA.
Listen to live Jazz in NYC whilst sipping on bourbon – November!!!
Join a local food co-op – Joined but have yet to participate – more on this later.
Take a bike ride through Brooklyn – Also, November
See a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse
See the Avett Brothers in a state that I haven’t already seen them in – OH THIS IS HAPPENING!!! You’ll hear more later.
Start to learn to speak French
Read a book in Spanish
Do a covert street art installation
Design and build a piece of furniture
Learn to play guitar